Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
10:10 AM 29th July 2020

Flying The Flag For Yorkshire Day

People are being encouraged to fly the flag for Yorkshire Day on 1 August and celebrate ‘God’s own county’ and all the things the district still has to offer within the limits of social distancing.

Bradford Council will be marking the day and the run up to it in a number of ways.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Doreen Lee will be broadcasting a personal video message to residents and toasting the day with a cup of tea.This will appear on Bradford Council's Facebook and Twitter pages on 1 August.

In the run up to the big day, Visit Bradford is producing a Yorkshire Day blog, which will be regularly updated with things to do across the district.

Weavers Guest House in Haworth is also lending a hand to celebrations by taking over the VisitBradford Instagram account for a week (from 1-9 August) to give people a closer look at the picturesque cobbles, moors and landscape in and around Haworth and Bronte County.

In Bradford city centre, City Hall, Margaret McMillan Tower and the arches at Forster Square Station will be lit up in the Yorkshire colours of blue, white and yellow, while the Yorkshire flag will fly in Centenary Square. In addition, the City Hall bells will ring out the famous Yorkshire anthem 'On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at' at 11am on the day.

The Sparkling Bradford summer website has also been launched which highlights the best of the district’s hospitality, visitor attractions and shopping, as the district gradually reopens with COVID-19 precautions in place.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said:
“Yorkshire Day is a great opportunity to shout about what’s great about our district and the whole of the region.

“With more places cautiously opening now and over the coming weeks, there is so much to see and do, whether you want to explore the breath-taking scenery on our doorsteps, take in some history and culture or visit our shops. But while we are delighted things are moving again, we all need to remember face coverings need to be worn, where possible, in shops and that we maintain social distancing – that way we can all enjoy our district safely.”

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